Christian Brothers University (CBU) President Smarrelli has joined 170 university presidents in an open call for gun safety legislation. The initiative was spearheaded by Presidents Lawrence M. Schall of Oglethorpe University and Elizabeth Kiss of Agnes Scott College, both in Atlanta, Georgia, who released an open letter, co-signed by more than 170 college and university presidents from across the country.
The effort was started by Dr. Schall and joined shortly thereafter by Dr. Kiss. The support was gathered in just a few days and the numbers continue to grow.
“We are parents and grandparents first, but we are also educators of America’s children. Our country was devastated by the recent events in Connecticut, yet the murder rate by guns in this country has been at an unconscionable level for a very long time. I just think everyone now realizes it is time to do what we can to try to reverse this tragic trend. We all know the answer is not simple and that no single action will accomplish that goal, but that cannot be a reason for inaction.” – Dr. Lawrence M. Schall, on his opinion about why so many colleagues joined in the effort.
For more information on the initiative, take a look at www.collegepresidentsforgunsafety.org